Computer Science Transfer
The Computer Science transfer degree provides students with rigorous preparation in the basics of software development. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of programming while also developing the strong mathematical skills required for further study in the field. Students completing the degree will be well prepared to transfer to a four-year program in math at a college or university.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer
Consider a career in computer science and systems programming! It is hard to ignore the function and influence of the computer in today's society. Computers process the daily transactions of international banks, the data from communications satellites, the image in video games, and even the fuel and ignition systems of automobiles.
Computer software is as commonplace in the areas of education and recreation as it is in science and business. There is virtually no field or profession that does not rely upon computer science for the problem-solving skills and the production expertise required in the efficient processing of information. Computer scientists function in a wide variety of roles ranging from pure theory and design to programming and marketing.
The Computer Science curriculum at STCC places equal emphasis on practical and theoretical computer science and mathematics. It offers the student cost effective preparation for transfer to four year institutions. This curriculum meets the requirements for the MassTransfer A2B Pathway in Computer Science. Many students have graduated from STCC's Computer Science program and have successfully transferred to four year colleges. These students continued their studies in areas such as artificial intelligence, analysis of algorithms, computer architecture and design, computer communications and networks, databases, and software systems.
Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer will be awarded.